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4 Must-Read Books for Recovering Addicts to Promote Sobriety

Posted on 17. Jun, 2016 by in Sober Living

Sobriety | Lakehouse Recovery Center

Emotional support is one of the most important keys to successful recovery. While loved ones can offer a safe place to talk through problems and a shoulder to cry on, every recovering addict needs to hear from people who have been on this journey for a longer period of time. Not only do books about recovery deliver insight and encouragement from leading professionals, but they can provide information, resources and suggestions that make recovery easier to sustain. The following books offer invaluable information for all addicts ready to create a fulfilling life of sobriety and happiness.

  1. “Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems” by Anne M. Fletcher

This book will give you an inside peek into the habits, attitudes and resources that have kept real-life alcoholics sober. Not only will you benefit from a renewed sense of hope and determination after reading the stories of fellow alcoholics in recovery, but you may come across new strategies and resources that help you create your own success story. While the personal accounts are focused on alcoholics, all recovering addicts will benefit from the ideas shared.

  1. “The Craving Brain: Science, Spirituality and the Road to Recovery” by Dr. W. Anderson Spickard Jr., James Butler and Barbara Thompson

You know what it’s like when intense cravings overtake your life and drive you to do things that you later regret, but what exactly is happening in your brain when those behaviors occur? A doctor with more than 40 years of addiction medicine experience and a recovering addict team up to give you a scientific view of addiction in this insightful book. Not only will this information help you take control of your brain to master recovery, but it may help your loved ones understand your addiction and the struggles that you face in recovery.

  1. “Mind-Body Workbook for Addiction: Effective Tools for Substance-Abuse Recovery and Relapse Prevention” by Stanley H. Block MD, Carolyn Bryant Block, Guy du Plessis MA and Robert Weathers PhD

The beauty of recovery is that you get to create a new life full of accomplishments that fill you with passion and determination. This rebuilding process is personal and requires you to get in touch with your own desires, goals and dreams. This workbook includes a series of exercises designed to help you get in touch with your authentic self and take steps to create the life that you want to live. It’s all based on establishing a strong connection between your mind and your body.

  1. “365 Ways to Have Fun Sober” by Lisa M. Hann

Cravings and thoughts of your old life are inevitable during recovery, but they’re more likely to hit when you’re bored. This book will help you overcome that problem by suggesting 365 ways to occupy your time while introducing laughter and good times into your daily life. While the book is designed to offer one fun suggestion each day for a year, you can also use it as a general guide to activities that you might not otherwise consider.

 

While reading is a great way to stay focused on recovery and get new ideas that will make the process more enjoyable, artistic expression can also help. Consider ordering an adult coloring book with a recovery theme to help you achieve a calm mindset even when stressed.

 

 

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